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Boston drivers urged to 'Use Yah Blinkah'

BOSTON (AP) — Perhaps the reason notoriously aggressive Boston drivers don't use their turn signals is that no one's ever put it in terms they understand.

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation on Friday changed that by posting messages on electronic highway signs around the city that read: "Changing Lanes? Use Yah Blinkah."

"Blinkah" is how Bostonians pronounce "blinker," otherwise known as a turn signal.

The signs are scheduled to stay up through the Mother's Day on Sunday, which state officials say is one of the busiest traffic days of the year.

Drivers who fail to use their "blinkah" when changing lanes on a Massachusetts highway are subject to a fine. Police across the state handed out almost 5,000 tickets for the offense last year.



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They also said they wrote 4900 citations (which presumably does not include warnings?).

Good. I'm really clad they are cracking down a bit. It's not so much the lack of blink but the lane changes are excessively crappy in general.

The main problem is that many of those who don't blink cannot blink because both hands are full with coffeh and a cellphone.

You guys know why Boston is the perfect place to study physics, right?
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Yaw haff to use yah mirrah too!
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I once tried to help a person in a Cambridge garage get around a pillar. I asked whether the person could see the pillar in the mirrors.

"I don't know how to use them".
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